He worked in underground Appalachian coal mines and was once caught in a rock fall. He was pinned for four hours until his coworkers got the rock off him. Miraculously, nothing was broken, but he was bruised and limped around for a few days. He didn’t tell his wife anything about his close call. He didn’t want her to worry. He was a man of true grit. But, in the end, what mattered most to David’s family and friends weren't his tough-guy jobs or his grit. What mattered to them was that he had surrendered his heart and life to Jesus, who showed the most grit of all when He gave his life on an old rugged cross so that we might have live eternally. Roger Alford offers words of encouragement to residents of America’s heartland.
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